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Wed, 04.08.1970

The First Black wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

*On this date in 1970, the first Black won the Pulitzer Prize for drama.  The award came to Charles Gordone, American playwright for the Broadway production of No Place to Be Somebody. 

His gritty barroom drama was based on his work at a bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village.  No Place to Be Somebody performed in 1969 also signified as the first off-Broadway play to receive the Pulitzer award.  

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I kissed a kiss in youth Upon a dead man's brow; And that was long ago- And I'm a grown man now. It's lain there in the dust, Thirty years and more- My lips that... SCINTILLA by William Stanley Braithwaite.
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